Recently we were doing a bit of research on line (as we frequently do) to provide those who have ‘liked’ the Houston Kiltmakers ‘like’ page on Facebook with fresh, inviting up to date content! Now you can imagine our shock when we typed Famous Scots in to google images and two of the most featured characters were Grounds Keeper Willie from the Simpsons and Shrek! Now wait just a tartan weavin’ second here! Is this really how the world sees us? Wait, don’t answer that!
Stereotypes are well known the world over, but we thought it was funny that when mentioning famous Scots the first person that sprang to mind was a cartoon! This got us thinking! On our Facebook page we set a challenge for the masses; we said name the first famous Scot that comes to mind to see how many we could come up with. The list was extensive, but we can’t help feeling we might have missed a few out? So now we put the challenge to YOU!
Below is a list of famous Scots our Facebook friends created, we challenge you to name a Scot not on the list! Comment below! Don’t forget to like our Facebook page www.facebook.com/HoustonKiltmakers1909 and follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/Houstonkilts
Robert the Bruce
John Logie Baird
Alexander Graham Bell
Sir Chris Hoy
Bon Scott AC/DC
Who have we missed? Comment below and let us know!
3 replies on “The typical Scot!”
You didn’t have the Baycity Rollers
Greatest artist, real name Jack Hoggan
A few more:
Adam Smith – Economist (Kirkcaldy)
Robert Watson-Watt – Development of radar (Brechin)
Andrew Carnegie – Industrialist (Dunfermline)
James Watt – Inventor (Greenock)
Walter Scott – Novelist (Edinburgh)
Andy Stewart – Singer (Glasgow)